Today's Scripture: "When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay." Jn 9:6
5635. What you do can preach far better than what you say. JG
Pour it on
It was 1976 when I was ordained a deacon at Park Avenue Baptist church in Memphis, Tennessee. The event still means a lot to me. Sadly, my ordaining pastor is dead as are many of the older men that ordained me. It was after that I served as music and youth minister for several churches before serving as deacon chairman in a church we were members for eighteen years. All that to say, there was never any real ministry in my life until I began making disciples where neither my ordination or previous church ministry capacity serves me.
When I preach I always invite listeners to ask questions. Last night a man on the back row asked me if I was a pastor to which I told him he should know because he and all the men attending were my congregation. He understood and it seemed the rest of the sermon was easy because it meant a lot to the men that I considered them so highly. I didn't tell them but I can share with you my strength in ministry is practicing my three E's: edify, encourage and exhort.
Thank You, God, for opportunities to brag on You.
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